what I do

what I do

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The perfect office tray

I saw this office on Beau Lifestyle's post today and what caught my eye first were all the white boxes neatly lined up (well, there is one that is not lined up and I so want to fix that), and secondly I noticed the nice large workspace. (And the lovely drapery panels and fun chandeliers too). 

Betsey Burnham {via}

Having a nice large surface space to spread out on is critical for me to be able to function well when I am working on several projects at one time.

Unfortunately, my office does not afford me that luxury as it is much too small. In fact, often I end up spreading out and working on the floor. But small office or not it is critical that I keep each client's information, records, samples, and binders separate from each other and easy for me to find. Finding that perfect size tray was a challenge for me. I thought I had found them when I saw these at Pottery Barn

I loved the way they looked and the large volume they were able to hold, but it turned out they were too narrow to fit my binders. The binders fit but they did not lay flat.

So I searched further and came up with a solution that works perfect. They are Elfa drawers that I picked up at The Container Store. They hold everything I need and when I am not using them all, they stack efficiently together and can be stored standing up on the side of my bookcase out of sight. And my binders fit.

Okay ... back to work for me!


Beau lifestyle said...

Dear Sherri, glad it gave you inspiration! I get ispired by seeing other offices too ;) good luck with work xoxo Chantal

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...


I always seeing pictures of your office. It's always so beautiful.

I hope you have a great day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Kathysue said...

Great find, The container store never fails. I love that place!!! Kathysue

Marianne said...

Great find, Sherri!

A Vintage Vine said...

Need a run to the Container Store....for my cloffice...thanks for the idea!

L said...

Ohhh, I like those. Glad you found something that works so great for you!

Diane said...

I have used those elfa drawers for a couple of years now. They are perfect for transporting everything to the clients house for a presentation as well as they can hold tiles, flooring samples, blue prints etc.

Unknown said...

Isn't Container Store the best? That office is so pretty. If I had one just like that, I would be working even more...